United States v. Laist, No. 11-15531 (11th Cir. 2012)Annotate this Case
Defendant pleaded guilty conditionally to possession of child pornography and receipt of child pornography, but reserved the right to appeal the district court's denial of his motion to suppress all evidence retrieved from his personal computer and five external hard drives. At issue was whether a government delay of some 25 days in submitting an application for a search warrant while holding a computer based on probable cause was an unreasonable seizure under the Fourth Amendment. The court held that, based on the totality of the circumstances, the government acted reasonably in obtaining the search warrant at issue. Accordingly, the court affirmed the district court's denial of the motion to suppress.